Superfund Site:

SHARON STEEL CORP. (MIDVALE TAILINGS)
MIDVALE, UT

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Dania Zinner
(303) 312-7122

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Site Location

Street Address:
7800 SOUTH 700 WEST
MIDVALE, UT 84047

Background

The 470-acre Sharon Steel Corp. (Midvale Tailings) site is located in Midvale, Utah. From 1906 to 1971, a smelting and ore milling facility produced lead, copper, zinc and other metals at the site. In 1982, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) became involved at the site when it learned that nearby residents were gathering tailings for use in gardens and children's sandboxes. UDEQ tested residents’ gardens and sandboxes and found high levels of lead. The U.S. Geological Survey tested the groundwater and found high levels of arsenic. Facility activities and waste management practices at the site had contaminated air, ...
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